Confederate Motorcycles Unveils Limited–Production, Second-Generation P51 Combat Fighter

1Confederate2Confederate3Confederate4ConfederateConfederate Motorcycles has always had as its philosophy to cultivate today’s America’s rebel motorcycle culture. Yesterday, the company released its second generation P51 Combat Fighter, a model fusing primitivism, avant-gardism and minimalism into pure, uncompromised power. This new model rides on a brand new CX4 architecture, a lighter, tougher evolution of Confederate patented, drag racing derived powertrain and powertrain mounting system.

The P51 Combat Fighter is built entirely of 6061 aerospace billet aluminum, right down to the unitized engine block and heads. Overbuilt machined fuselage plates located by machined bulkheads form a brilliant proprietary monocoque that is stated by Confederate as the stiffest, most fatigue-resistant and lightest chassis capable of housing the greatest amount of torque as a percentage of weight ever achieved in all of motordom…

6ConfederateConfederate leveraged the talents of original P51 head designer Jon Kasse, who facilitated the second generation model’s all new head design and induction system. The result is the achievement of a goal that the company has sought since its inception: 200 big-block, air-cooled, push-rod, V-twin horsepower.

5ConfederateThe new bike’s chassis incorporates a structural intake box that ties directly into a CNC billet aluminum structural downdraft intake manifold, an industry first. The fuel tank is structural; huge billet blocks are machined and masterfully welded to create the bridge that connects the induction system to the massive swing arm pivot machined into the unitized billet engine cases. Each front suspension girder and the rear swing arm are hewn from huge blocks of solid, as well, via five axis machining technology, to optimize structural integrity and fatigue resistance while minimizing un-sprung weight.

A total of 61 P51 Combat Fighter Special Editions are scheduled to be crafted: 31 will be designated blonde and presented as raw machined billet; 30 will be designated black and presented as raw machined billet anodized black. MSRP for the blonde is $113,900 USD; MSRP for the black is $119,500 USD. Each will be created–one motorcycle at a time. Confederate Motorcycles.

100% CNC machined aerospace grade 6061-T6 billet aluminum Confederate design patented* unitized proprietary 56° 132 CI squared bore and stroke 200+ horsepower, air/oil cooled, big block V-twin featuring 170 ft. lbs. of torque through drag race proven clutch and 5-speed overdrive, straight cut transmission.

100% CNC machined aerospace grade 6061-T6 billet aluminum Confederate design patented proprietary drag racing derived aerospace inspired fuselage, bulkhead, monocoque locating unitized powertrain.

Wheelbase: 62.5″ / Fuel Capacity: 3.75 Gallons / Oil Capacity: 6 Quarts / Weight: 500 Pounds

Confederate Proprietary | Front: Double Wishbone Girder Link W/ Coilover & Integrated Resevoir; Multi-Adjustable High & Low Speed Compression & Rebound dampening. Rear: Multi-Link Coilover W/ Remote Resevoir; Multi-Adjustable High & Low Speed Compression & Rebound dampening.

Front: 120/70-ZR19 Pirelli Rear: 240/45-ZR17 Pirelli

Confederate Proprietary | Front: 19″ x 3.5″ 5-Spoke Carbon Fiber Rear: 17″ x 8.5″ Solid Disc Carbon Fiber
* Engineering patent 5,857,538 granted for superior, class leading torsion and band rigidity.

31 Responses to “Confederate Motorcycles Unveils Limited–Production, Second-Generation P51 Combat Fighter”

  1. 1 Boomer Aug 21st, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Nice work of art. I bet there are some people who would just want to transplant the engine into their existing bike.

    If I were a rich collector; one of these would be added to the collection for sure. Calling Jay Leno…

  2. 2 Capt. Al Aug 21st, 2015 at 8:52 am

    This looks like the very First Bike I would order and own if I was part of the Transformer Series Movie or trying to make a Techy Statement I would Own this Bike and just look at it! Please don’t tell me that you can ride this bike for any longer than a Tank of Gas about 100 miles. I understand that Matt builds for the 1/10 of 1/10th of 100% of Riders with Big Buck$. Come on Matt Build a real Bike that we can Ride and Love to Ride for $30K. Then you will have a Real Confederate that People can See and Ride.

  3. 3 Matt W. Aug 21st, 2015 at 9:25 am

    A boldly beautiful piece of engineering. I wonder how many owners actually ride them regularly though?

  4. 4 Seymour Aug 21st, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I have to wonder, if these were to be priced at $10,000, would anyone buy them? (based on looks I mean)

  5. 5 Patrick Sereno Aug 21st, 2015 at 9:42 am

    As almost always, Confederate will sell 5 maxi.

  6. 6 highrpm Aug 21st, 2015 at 11:19 am

    it looks more art than motorcycle. the elite buy art. the rest buy commodity. i wish it weren’t so.

  7. 7 Steve Hog Radio Show Producer Aug 21st, 2015 at 11:45 am

    When we get accustomed to something it becomes normative as in 100 plus years of simple looking cruiser class bikes. But when someone comes along and breaks that perception many of us can’t make the carry over in our mind to the new paradigm. That’s why its called a paradigm shift.

    Confederate have a paradigm shift in their thinking – after reviewing their website I understand a bit about the thinking behind their bikes. Yes they are about art but they are about technology drawn from outside the MC world thus explains the wildly divergent styling that is no longer in keeping with the 100 year “traditional” perception of what a MC should look like.

    Great going Matt and crew hope to have you on the show soon.


  8. 8 Woody's Aug 21st, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    @ Seymour, was thinking the same, if it was $10K and you handed me the cash, I’d rather grab a used ZX14.

  9. 9 Gwen Banquer Aug 21st, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    I worked on the 1st fighter and have to say that I think that this second generation Fighter is an incredible evolution! Congratulations Matt and Team.

  10. 10 Woody's Aug 21st, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    As an engineering exercise, it’s a very cool work. I just don’t feel it at any price as an actual purchase.

  11. 11 MDSPHOTO Aug 21st, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    If they were under $20K I’d buy one. I’m just not sure who actually buys these bikes. I’ve only seen one in my life and it was at a bike show at Half Moon Bay.

  12. 12 domino Aug 21st, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    I will have to test ride before I commit to a purchase ….


  13. 13 NoH2oh Aug 21st, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    200hp / 170 ft lbs. That would be fun.

  14. 14 nicker Aug 21st, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Certainly has some interesting features.


  15. 15 Andrew Boulton Aug 21st, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Let me check my lottery ticket!

  16. 16 Badams Aug 21st, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    Know a rich cat here in Socal who has one and rides it alot. Says its balanced, responsive and can sizzle the tire without washing out.

  17. 17 Hillbilly Jim Aug 22nd, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Sorry Seymour not even at 5K.

  18. 18 Tussuck Aug 22nd, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Ugly as chit and about as original as …. Nothing

  19. 19 BCinSoCal Aug 22nd, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Don’t care how advanced it is, HORRIBLE!

  20. 20 zipper Aug 22nd, 2015 at 7:22 am

    WOW! Talk about thinking outside the box. Too design,engineer, and actually build a machine at that level is an amazing accomplishment. At that price I’m assuming the owners will hire someone to clean and lube the same old chain drive. ..Z

  21. 21 Heavy Metal Aug 22nd, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Put mini ape hangers on it and I’d ride the hell out of it. Always found their bikes interesting.

  22. 22 Calif Phil Aug 22nd, 2015 at 8:13 am

    I would love to have one. If only I was rich instead of well ____.

  23. 23 Mike Tomas Aug 22nd, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Nice job Confederate. Pave your own road which you have always done. It’s great to be different.

  24. 24 Tom Ryan Aug 22nd, 2015 at 10:12 am

    The guy’s at Confederate always do some great engineering and machine work. If I were to make some changes to allow for my own preferences I might try the following:

    – flip the girder around to omit that pushed in look
    – totally omit the round cylinder where the gas tank is and create a custom style of gas tank (It might take some of the bulkiness out of the bike)
    – drop the rear cylindrical oil tank and place it to where the front of the rear shock attaches (You could then possibly even mount the front of the rear shock(s) to the bottom of the billet oil tank)
    – create a different style of seat
    – I’ve always thought the wrap around taillight and license plate detracted from the looks of a bike

    I, like Capt. Al, would really like to see what Confederate is capable of designing if it were to be a custom bobber, pro streeter or chopper. I’m kinda’ thinking of bike styles like ‘Unbreakable’ etc.from Thunderbike Customs in Germany.

  25. 25 Kid Jr. Aug 22nd, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Super sport brakes & suspension, downdraft air-cooled v-twin, fuel in frame, underslung exhaust…
    Where have I seen all this before?

  26. 26 Greg Aug 22nd, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    WTF !!

  27. 27 Iron Horse Aug 23rd, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Looks better than the first rendition, in my eyes anyway.

    Is this the same Jon Kaase that does the Boss 429 Ford motors as well as other racing exotica?

  28. 28 rebel Aug 23rd, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Worth any price it brings, plus it is a “Confederate”

  29. 29 Blackmax Aug 24th, 2015 at 6:58 am

    It IS different to say the least
    But sometimes different is good ?
    Confederate has always put out a super fast, powerful bike
    but like I always say, “one man’s garbage is another man’s dessert “the market will decide…
    Some will buy, most will not
    I’m not in that kind of tax bracket to get one

  30. 30 Jim Watson Aug 24th, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Well done! Why don’t they have their own TV show? That would be an interesting build to watch. . .

  31. 31 Coma Aug 28th, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Phew! What a contraption! I give it full points in the “No Style” style department! Too bad they had to borrow the name of a venerable WW2 fighter plane. Well, I guess you can’t have everything.

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